Jet Technologies is introducing Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) machinery to the Australia and New Zealand coffee industry, which is the first in the region to produce and fill block-bottom gusset bags at a high speed.

The technology, made by Italian-based Goglio, also allows roasters to produce their own ‘block-bottom gusset bag’ without the need to purchase this form of packaging as a pre-made bag.

“The capability to achieve the popular block-bottom design in a cheaper and more productive way for coffee brands is something we are very excited about,” said Jet Technologies general manager Daniel Malki.

“The block-bottom design allows for improved styling of product branding, which comes at an advantage to brands wanting to stand out from others in the market.”

The machine is suited for high output coffee production environments and now can give brand owners the opportunity to simultaneously make and fill the block-bottom gusset bag in line with demand.

The design combines the functionality of a stand-up pouch “with all the benefits of a side gusset bag”, making the block-bottom gusset bag “ideal for packaging a wide variety of coffee products such as whole bean or ground bean coffee”.

“The coffee industry is extremely competitive, particularly in Australian and New Zealand, and today’s roasters strive to be leaders in sustainability and innovation. This means they need to be able to differentiate themselves on store shelves with a stylish and functional packaging design that stands out to consumers and maintains coffee flavour and freshness,” said Malki.

The Goglio VFFS Machine with block-bottom capability from Goglio is now available from Jet Technologies.

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